December 25, 1940 - September 15, 2016
Joseph Andrew Natalino Maga, 75, of Fort Collins, CO passed away September 15, 2016 after a battle with frontotemporal dementia. Joe was born in New Kensington, PA on December 25, 1940 to John P. and Rose M. Maga. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Dairy Manufacturing from Pennsylvania State University. After several years in industry, he received his Ph.D. in Food Science from Kansas State University in 1970, when he joined the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Joe prided himself on being a scientist. He was an internationally known flavor chemist and served as the Director of the Food Research and Development Center at CSU from 1990-1998 and as Head of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition from 1995-1997. Joe authored over 200 publications and three books, including one written with his colleague Jean-Louis Puech, on the Armagnac region of France. Joe loved to travel with his wife of 52 years, Andrea. He also loved gardening, wine and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He is survived by his wife, Andrea of Fort Collins, CO; daughter, Elizabeth of Sacramento, CA; son, John, daughter-in-law, Pisamai and grandsons, Poh and Tak of Novato, CA; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Robert Large of New Kensington, PA; and nephew, Scott Large of York, PA. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at The Hamlet Condominium Clubhouse, 5151 Boardwalk Drive, Fort Collins, CO. Memorial donations can be made in the 'Memory of Joseph Maga' to: Elderhaus of Fort Collins - 6813 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525; The UCSF Memory and Aging Center - MAC Fund B1871 University of California San Fransisco Foundation, Lockbox 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339; or, Pathways Hospice - Memorial Donations, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Joseph Andrew Natalino Maga, 75, of Fort Collins, CO passed away September 15, 2016 after a battle with frontotemporal dementia. Joe was born in New Kensington, PA on December 25, 1940 to John P. and Rose M. Maga. He received his B.S. and... View Obituary & Service Information
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